Flint Cottages, Binham, Norfolk
Binham shown within Norfolk
|Area||11.52 km2 (4.45 sq mi)|
|Population||232 (parish, 2001 census)|
|– density||20 /km2 (52 /sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|– London||124 miles (200 km)|
|Civil parish||Binham CP|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
Binham is a coastal village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is 29.3 miles (47.2 km) north west of Norwich, 16.9 miles (27.2 km) west of Cromer and 124 miles (200 km) north north east of London. The village lies 4.9 miles (7.9 km) east south east of the town of Wells-next-the-Sea.The nearest railway station is at Sheringham for the Bittern Line which runs between Cromer and Norwich. The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport. The civil parish has an area of 11.52 km2 (4.45 sq mi) and in the 2001 census had a population of 273 in 124 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.
Binham has an entry in the Domesday Book of 1085. In the great book Binham is recorded by the names Benincham, and Bin(n)eham. The main landholder was Peter de Valognes. The survey mentions that there were two mills in the parish.
Binham Priory and Saint Mary Parish Church
Close to the village are the remains of the Benedictine St Mary's Priory. Today the nave of the much larger priory church has become the Church of Saint Mary and the Holy Cross and is still used as a place of worship. The remains of the priory are in the care of English Heritage. Both are Grade I listed buildings .
- OS Explorer Map 24” – Norfolk Coast Central. ISBN 0-319-21726-4
- Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Retrieved December 2, 2005.
- The Domesday Book, Englands Heritage, Then and Now, Editor: Thomas Hinde,Norfolk page 187, Binham, ISBN 1-85833-440-3
- "Binham Priory". NorfolkCoast.co.uk. Retrieved June 10, 2006.
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